We booked in advance making them aware that I would require a gluten free menu, on the day we arrived and said who we were the staff were fully aware that I needed the gluten free menu, greeting us all the time by first name and making us feel at home. "Can I get you any drinks while you look at the menu Alison?". Sharing a bottle of water, we took our time deciding what to have, it's so rare I get to eat proper Chinese that I was struggling to decide what to have, however I was given more time to choose when my Mum suggested starters.
We asked for two lots of prawn crackers and I was happily asked "Alison, do you want both gluten free?", as my Mum isn't gluten free we said it didn't matter if her's was or not. Everything gluten free is cooked separate and different utensils used too, the staff are fully clued up and highly knowledgeable and what's more nothing is too much trouble.
Once we finished the starter it was back to decide on mains, my mind flipping between a prawn sizzler and beef in blackbean sauce, I finally opted for the latter and a side of egg fried rice, that was my usual option in a Chinese as I love the dish so much so decided I had to have that. Again they asked Mum if she wanted hers gluten free even though the dish wasn't on the gluten free menu, so I presume they can also adapt some other dishes, again she said it didn't matter as long as mine was gluten free.
Only 5 minutes later our order came out, steam rising of the freshly cooked meals, and it was amazing. I either forgot how good Chinese food was or this was better than anything I had ever had before. Unlike my usual takeaway, the fried rice was barely coloured and still had a whitish colour unlike the dark brown, soy sauce soaked version from local takeaway. This one was fried with tamari sauce and was so tasty and not in the slightest greasy like some fried rices. And the beef in blackbean was to die for, I could have eaten it all night and I am glad I have some of their blackbean sauce in my cupboard at home for future use. The dish was packed with beef slices and veg and certainly wasn't sparing in size and the taste was just divine!